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July 24, 2014 | NPR · Seven years after the subprime mortgage crisis, the U.S. economy has not yet fully recovered. Now two economists have come up with new evidence about what's holding the economy back.
 
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July 24, 2014 | NPR · On Capitol Hill, dogs and their handlers have made the case that all U.S. military dogs should be brought home from war — and treated with the respect they've earned on the battlefield.
 
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July 24, 2014 | NPR · A United Nations school, which was being used to shelter displaced Gazans awaiting evacuation, came under fire from a missile or shelling. The attack reportedly killed 15 people. Palestinian officials blame Israeli shelling; Israel says it may have been Hamas rockets that fell short of their target.
 
July 24, 2014 | NPR · The war in Gaza is unfolding between Israel and Hamas, but the Palestinian Authority, based in the West Bank, is also involved in efforts to end the fighting. The Palestine Liberation Organization's diplomatic representative to the U.S., Maen Areikat, speaks with Robert Siegel about the causes of the conflict and the possible consequences of a cease-fire.
 
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July 24, 2014 | NPR · If no contract deal is reached by July 31, Metropolitan Opera General Manager Peter Gelb has warned union workers to plan for a work stoppage the next day.
 

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July 19, 2014 | NPR · NPR's Scott Simon talks with David Herzsenhorn of The New York Times about the latest developments in Ukraine, where a Malaysia Airlines passenger plane was downed on Thursday, killing 298 people.
 

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July 20, 2014 | NPR · NPR's Arun Rath gets the latest from correspondent Corey Flintoff at the site of last week's downing of a Malaysian jetliner in Eastern Ukraine.
 

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Dec 31, 2013 — The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed up 26.5 percent, the S&P Index rose 29.6 percent and the Nasdaq jumped 38 percent.
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Oct 3, 2013 — Twin challenges — a shift in opinion about the stock by an influential research firm and a YouTube clip of a fire that destroyed a Tesla Model S — seem to have shaken investors a bit.
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Sep 10, 2013 — Also being removed from the widely watched index: Hewlett-Packard and Bank of America. Being added: Visa and Goldman Sachs. The changes reflect not only the companies' fortunes, but also the changing nature of the U.S. economy.
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Jan 25, 2013 — Apple stock has dropped sharply since it announced earnings that disappointed analysts. Now the tech tastemaker is paying another price, losing its crown as the world's most valuable company to Exxon Mobil. Exxon's market capitalization totaled $417 billion Friday, $4 billion more than Apple's.
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Jun 7, 2012 — The Federal Reserve chairman talks about the outlook for the economy this morning. Investors will listen closely for clues to the Fed's plans.
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Jun 1, 2012 — Investors are reacting to the much-weaker-than-expected report on job growth in May.
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May 15, 2012 — Strong demand has pushed the company to say it anticipates a higher initial price for its first publicly traded shares. But can the little guy get in on the action? It won't be easy, experts say.
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Feb 28, 2012 — For the first time since the 2008 financial crisis, the Dow Jones Industrial average has closed above the 13,000 mark. It didn't do it by much — about 5 points.
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Oct 4, 2011 — For the long-term investor, our friends at Planet Money note, the sharp drop at least offers some buying opportunities.
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Oct 3, 2011 — As fears spread that American Airlines may be headed for bankruptcy proceedings, shares in the airline's parent company, AMR Corp., plummeted by 41 percent before closing at $1.98 Monday — a 33 percent drop in its value.
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